CELEBRATE LOCAL WITH ISLAND DISTILLERIES

YAM celebrates the best new offerings from Vancouver Island’s artisan distilleries, which are producing upscale options for the latest cocktail creations. These distilleries are, in fact, a perfect complement to the Island’s agricultural richness. Expect concoctions that celebrate everything from barley to grapes to blackberries.  Read more…

CREATE A VISUAL FEAST

It’s common knowledge that we eat with our eyes first, which is why chefs approach plating their food the way Monet might have approached his canvas. YAM’s culinary expert shares some techniques you can easily do in your own kitchen to elevate your dining experience. Read more…

FALL FASHION WEAVES AN INVITING TALE

As with your favourite books, the best fashion spreads tell a story. And much like that rare volume of a classic tome, this year’s fall fashions are characterized by rich hues, elegant embellishments and leather detailing.  Read more…

STYLE WATCH GOES COUNTRY

You can take the woman out of the city, but you don’t have to leave the fashion behind. The Vantreight Farm’s rustic textures and rich colours inspire this season’s sense of style, with chic but comfy woollens, cottons, and silks accessorized with jewellery by local artisans. Read more…

DOES TAILORING MAKE THE MAN?

There is a certain charm and old-world mystique that surrounds tailoring. YAM magazine’s Joe Dandy explores the long-honored tradition; how a tailor can add a level of polish to make you stand out; and the ways that clothing really does make the man. Read more…

5 STEPS TO GREAT GRILLING

Chef Brad Holmes of Ulla has earned his restaurant national renown for the fabulous flavour of his cuisine. Recreate some of his mastery at home by combining humanely raised local meats, a charcoal grill and Holmes’ expert techniques. Read more…

GET YOUR SUPERFOOD FIX WITH BERRIES

Berries may be little, but they pack a big punch with their healthful polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins and antioxidants. Nutritionists say they help fight hearth disease, boost brain health and increase energy. YAM’s food columnist shows you delicious ways to make berries a healthy part of your diet. Read more…

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